Studying of color palette in watercolor painting is being reported in the following article. To create an expressive image, out of the real world colors the artist chooses those that match his thoughts, feelings and artistic solution of a painting. Examples of tasks are being offered which help with the studying of color palette and auspiciously influence development of creative abilities, creative thinking of students, pupils and scholars.
The article is devoted to the question of the ethno-cultural specificity of language consciousness. The author presents the results of free associative experiment and considers the image of хүгшэн эжы / grandmother in the language consciousness of the Russians and the Buryats speaking the Buryat language and also the Buryats whose mother tongue is Russian.